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BOYSETSFIRE

WHILE A NATION SLEEPS (DELUXE EDITION) (END HITS RECORDS)

BOYSETSFIRE - WHILE A NATION SLEEPS (DELUXE EDITION) 62015
format:
1 CD
release:
07.06.2013
label:
END HITS RECORDS
genre:
Hardcore/Punk
item ID:
62015
barcode:
4024572609320
- Digipak - Downloadcode incl. 3 Bonustracks Hardcore pioneers Boysetsfire are back with a bang, seven years after their groundbreaking album "Misery Index - Notes From The Plague Years".

With a new record, their own label and new shows - the departure from the past, coupled with a fervent inner drive, makes the band's new album "While A Nation Sleeps." (June 7, 2013) perhaps the most important hardcore release of the year.

Boysetsfire has been a driving force in the hardcore scene since 1994, achieving the fine balance between furious old-school hardcore and melodic punk rock hooks like no other band to date.

Nathan Gray is an often-disputed frontman, but also a unique spearhead whose charismatic presence has stamped a unique mark on Boysetsfire for over two decades.

From humble beginnings playing basement shows in squats to supporting Metallica and playing at the world's largest festivals (Rock Am Ring, Lollapalooza, Warped Tour, Leeds/Reading, Hurricane), Boysetsfire has become an institution in the hardcore scene and one of the most hard-working bands in the industry, with over 1,000 shows under their belt and 200,000 albums sold worldwide.

"While A Nation Sleeps..." will be released in June 2013 and represents one step back for the band as well as two steps forward.

In January 2013, Boysetsfire began recording "While A Nation Sleeps." which was produced by guitarist Chad Istvan in his own studio.

Only the band members themselves or close friends were given access to the recording sessions.

The album was then mixed by Lou Giordano, someone with vast experience in bringing together the angular guitar sounds of bands such as Hüsker Dü or Sunny Day Real Estate.

Boysetsfire also decided to return to familiar ground with the album's release too. Together with long-time friend of the band and tour manager Oise, the band founded the label End Hits Records to provide a platform for Boysetsfire's own output in Europe.

Never again would outsiders be permitted to threaten the existence of such a fragile construct.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. UNTIL NOTHING REMAINS
  • 1.2. CLOSURE
  • 1.3. HEADS WILL ROLL
  • 1.4. PHONE CALL
  • 1.5. EVERYTHING WENT BLACK
  • 1.6. SAVE YOURSELF
  • 1.7. REASON TO BELIEVE
  • 1.8. FAR FROM OVER
  • 1.9. LET IT BLEED
  • 1.10. NEVER SAID
  • 1.11. WOLVES OF BABYLON
  • 1.12. ALTAR OF GOD
  • 1.13. PREY